Nowitzki’s 44 lead Mavericks to OT win over BullsPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: With one teammate out with an injury and another in foul trouble, the Dallas Mavericks needed a special effort from star Dirk Nowitzki. And Nowitzki delivered with 44 points—14 in overtime—to send the Mavericks to a 115-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Jason Terry, Dallas’ No. 2 scorer at 20.2 points per game, will be out for an extended stretch after sustaining a broken bone in his left hand in the first half. Josh Howard, who spent long stretches on the bench because of fouls, finished with 13 points, almost five below his average… Ben Gordon scored 28 points, Thomas added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and rookie Derrick Rose had 22 points and nine assists for the Bulls. Jose Juan Barea came off the bench to score 20 points for Dallas.